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How to Use Control Manager

Trend Micro designed Control Manager to manage antivirus and content security products and services deployed across an organization’s local and wide area networks.

Control Manager Features

Feature

Description

Centralized configura­tion

Using the Product Directory and cascading manage­ment structure, these functions allow you to coordi­nate virus-response and content security efforts from a single management console

These features help ensure consistent enforcement of your organization's virus/malware and content security policies.

Proactive outbreak pre­vention

With Outbreak Prevention Services (OPS), take pro­active steps to secure your network against an emerging virus/malware outbreak

Secure communication infrastructure

Control Manager uses a communications infrastruc­ture built on the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.

Depending on the security settings used, Control Manager can encrypt messages or encrypt them with authentication.

Secure configuration and component down­load

These features allow you to configure secure web console access and component download

Task delegation

System administrators can give personalized accounts with customized privileges to Control Man­ager web console users.

User accounts define what the user can see and do on a Control Manager network. Track account usage through user logs.

Command Tracking

This feature allows you to monitor all commands exe­cuted using the Control Manager web console.

Command Tracking is useful for determining whether Control Manager has successfully performed long-duration commands, like virus pattern update and deployment.

On-demand product control

Control managed products in real time.

Control Manager immediately sends configuration modifications made on the web console to the man­aged products. System administrators can run man­ual scans from the web console. This command system is indispensable during a virus/malware out­break.

Centralized update control

Update virus patterns, antispam rules, scan engines, and other antivirus or content security components to help ensure that all managed products are up to date.

Centralized reporting

Get an overview of the antivirus and content security product performance using comprehensive logs and reports.

Control Manager collects logs from all its managed products; you no longer need to check the logs of each individual product.